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    Hi all,

    I'm just wondering if anyone else experiences headaches after swimming/sports, and is it something to be worried about?

    I swim 3 times a week for just over an hour each time. I do a mixture of strokes and distances, so I'm not just swimming continuously for 60 minutes. After the swim, usually by around lunchtime (I swim between around 7.45am - 9am) I will have a headache, usually around my forehead/temples. Has anyone any idea what could be causing this? Reading around on it, there were suggestions about too-tight goggles - however my goggles are not super-tight, and the eye pieces are quite small so they're not digging into my forehead. I don't usually experience any discomfort from them.

    I also make sure to eat a proper meal after I'm finished, and I drink water with an electrolyte tablet during the session - I found I was experiencing foot cramps towards the end of a session, which the electrolyte tab helped with a lot. I'd typically consume between 500-700ml over a session. Is this enough, or should I be drinking more? I also have a snack before I go to the pool as well.

    If anyone has any insights I'd be grateful - is it something I should see a doctor about? I'm just scared it might be something like high blood pressure, for example. If anyone has experienced something similar, I'd like to hear from you, and thanks
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    (Original post by gutenberg)
    Hi all,

    I'm just wondering if anyone else experiences headaches after swimming/sports, and is it something to be worried about?

    I swim 3 times a week for just over an hour each time. I do a mixture of strokes and distances, so I'm not just swimming continuously for 60 minutes. After the swim, usually by around lunchtime (I swim between around 7.45am - 9am) I will have a headache, usually around my forehead/temples. Has anyone any idea what could be causing this? Reading around on it, there were suggestions about too-tight googles - however my googles are not super-tight, and the eye pieces are quite small so they're not digging into my forehead. I don't usually experience any discomfort from them.

    I also make sure to eat a proper meal after I'm finished, and I drink water with an electrolyte tablet during the session - I found I was experiencing foot cramps towards the end of a session, which the electrolyte tab helped with a lot. I'd typically consume between 500-700ml over a session. Is this enough, or should I be drinking more? I also have a snack before I go to the pool as well.

    If anyone has any insights I'd be grateful - is it something I should see a doctor about? I'm just scared it might be something like high blood pressure, for example. If anyone has experienced something similar, I'd like to hear from you, and thanks
    Hiya, I don't swim but I would just advise that you see your GP to see what they say. I would especially advise this if it happens everytime you go swimming.

    Hope you feel better soon, ravioliyears x
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    Sometimes it happens to me too. I don't know why I though it is normal but not always anyway. I just drink medicine and then sleep.
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    Does it happen without goggles?
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    (Original post by ravioliyears)
    Hiya, I don't swim but I would just advise that you see your GP to see what they say. I would especially advise this if it happens everytime you go swimming.

    Hope you feel better soon, ravioliyears x


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    (Original post by ravioliyears)
    Hiya, I don't swim but I would just advise that you see your GP to see what they say. I would especially advise this if it happens everytime you go swimming.

    Hope you feel better soon, ravioliyears x
    Thanks. I'll see if it persists into next week, and then decide whether to check in with the GP.

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    Sometimes it happens to me too. I don't know why I though it is normal but not always anyway. I just drink medicine and then sleep.
    Yeah I usually just take one ibuprofen tablet and then I'm fine - usually it's gone by early evening. As I said above I'll see if they persist, and then decide- I don't want to be popping an ibuprofen every second day!

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    Does it happen without goggles?
    I never swim without goggles, so I couldn't say. The fact that I've swum with goggles for years and am only now developing the headaches is what's worrying me a bit. They're not new goggles either, I've had them for about 6-7 months now so they're well broken-in and stretched a bit.
 
 
 
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